Crown Point

Because the Crown Point region of Trinidad is a hub for tourism (the airport is located here), it is fair to assume that the Crown Point Beach is a popular one. While this beach doesn't have the huge crowds that some other popular beaches in the Caribbean do, you can always expect to see a few other vacationers staking their claim in the sand.

Located toward the southeastern outskirts of Crown Point, this beach is on the South West edge of Tobago. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Many of the beaches on Trinidad and Tobago are quiet and secluded, but at Crown Point, you'll find the same sense of serenity, without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

How to Access The Beach
A crudely paved road snakes through a heavily forested area, taking you directly to the beach where you can park amidst the trees before you hit sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

Crown Point Beach zigzags along Trinidad's southwester coast, featuring soft white sand speckled here and there with rocks and shells, and swaying palm trees. The waves tend to roll ashore rather than crash, giving it a calm feel. The waters are aquamarine and can be rocky at times, so tread lightly in places where you can't see to the bottom.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Crown Point will be found within an area that sees many visitors, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Crown Point on the South West coast of Tobago. It is close to Royalton Casino, which is found three quarters of a mile away, and it is one of a number of favorite local destinations.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Trinidad and Tobago, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is Fort Bennett, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites in the vicinity of Crown Point.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Crown Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Royalton Casino Casino 0.7 mi. NW Tobago
D’Art Yard Art Gallery 0.7 mi. NNW Tobago
Jade Monkey Casino & Bar Gambling Arcade 0.8 mi. NNE Tobago
Crown Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 mi. W Tobago
Crystal Palace Gambling Site 1.5 mi. ENE Tobago
Mt. Irvine Golf Course Golf Course 3.6 mi. NE Tobago
Tobago Plantations Golf Course Golf Course 3.7 mi. E Tobago
Sugar Mill Course Golf Course 3.9 mi. E Tobago
Fort Bennett Historical Site 5.2 mi. NE Tobago
National Fine Arts Centre Art Gallery 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort George Lighthouse 7.5 mi. E Tobago
Fort King George Historical Site 7.5 mi. E Tobago

Cities and Towns

Crown Point is close to Scarborough, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Not far away you'll find Scarborough, a city which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Crown Point, Scarborough is about seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Crown Point will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those seeking a place to stay not far from Crown Point will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest booking options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Crown Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Toucan Inn 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Kariwak Village Hotel 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Humming Bird Hotel 0.5 mi. NE Hotel
Coco Reef Resort and Spa 0.7 mi. NW Resort
Crown Point Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. NW Hotel
Hotel Tropikist Beach 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Sandy Point Village 0.8 mi. WNW Hotel
CHIC Hotel 0.9 mi. NNE Hotel
Conrado Beach Resort 1.2 mi. NNW Hotel
Canoe Bay Beach Resort 2.4 mi. E Hotel

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Kariwak Village (Restaurant). This restaurant serves both Caribbean and vegetarian dishes on the menu. They also specialize in seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Crown Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kariwak Village (Restaurant) (868) 639-8442 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Cafe Coco (868) 639-0996 -- -- -- --
Cafe Iguana (868) 631-8205 -- -- -- --
Chef's BBQ (868) 631-3000 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Ice Cream Plus (868) 639-0045 -- -- -- --
John Grant's Golden Star Restaurant (868) 639-0873 -- -- -- --
Miss Esmie's (868) 639-9516 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole Informal -- --
Pelican Reef Bar & Grill (868) 631-8080 -- -- -- --
Royal Castle Crown Point (868) 639-5000 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
La Cantina Authentic Italian Pizzeria (868) 639-8242 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNW
Jade Monkey Casino Bar & Grill (868) 631-0044 American Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNE
Pasta Gallery (868) 727-8200 Italian Informal 0.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Crown Point on Tobago.

You might also enjoy Store Bay, located only a short distance away. Others might prefer Pigeon Point, which offers a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located a mile and a half to the north.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sandy Point Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the west.

Trinidad and Tobago has plenty to offer its visitors, and Crown Point offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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